Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
clamtrap

Fishing Lines

20 posts in this topic

I'm wondering what is the best fishing line to use when fishing walleyes, vertical jigging. I'm using P-Line now 8lb. Just tring to get some information from some helpful fishermen.Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't say I've ever heard of P-line, but Power Pro and Fireline are both good choices for vertical jigging 'eyes. If the water is stained, you can direct tie to your presentation. If the water is fairly clear, use about a 6' fluorocarbon leader prior to tying up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used Power Pro up in Canada this year while fishing for 'eyes in the rocks. Big mistake! Lost lots of rigs, lots of line and wrecked a reel in the process. smirk.gif Down here you should be fine though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have tried a lot of lines but i still go back to 6lb trilene xl i do use some flourocarbon leaders but im not sold on it i dont think it holds up in the rocks as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you happen to snag with a superline, tighten the drag down and point the rod right at your presentation. Often times, the hook or whatever is snagged will straighten and pop right out. All I use is superline and fluorocarbon. It just takes some getting used to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

T.O. you are correct.I use 80 braided line on the river and when I get a snag in the rocks or wood,you can pull straight and usually get most of your gear back.Sometimes that doesnt work but most times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's how I burnt my one reel up. Windy day, snagged in the rocks, tightened up the drag and held on. Not exactly sure what happened, but I had to cut the line and the drag was shot. That's okay though....it wasn't a great reel and I'm in need of some new equipment next year anyway. smirk.gif

I believe I was snagged up on the sinker, so there was no hook straightening to help get it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eric,did you point your rod tip towards the snag? Not that this always works but seems to be the best way to unsnag.

Have you been dropping any geese lately?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, pointed it at the snag just like I point at geese. wink.gif

Haven't been out since last Saturday. Those 4 geese are plenty for me to eat until the regular waterfowl season starts up. wink.gif

Apple orchard tomorrow if the weather holds out, can't miss the race on Sunday, then next weekend we're headed to North Dakota to pick up the boat we're getting!!!!! grin.gifcool.gifgrin.gifcool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can't go wrong with your 8lb P-line. It's as good as any fl-carbon line.

I have Fire-Line on most of my stuff. Some of it is 2yrs old! If I used live bait, I would most likly have a rig set up with a line like P-Line to bang the bottom with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have P-Line on some of my ice rods and it has performed pretty good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're using a monofilament backing below your superline that could have caused the problem. This will cause your reel to "burn" drag when it really doesn't have to. I use electrical tape on the bare spool and then direct tie the superline to that and begin spooling.

The apple orchard? Come on. That place is for mom and the kids only. smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

The apple orchard? Come on. That place is for mom and the kids only.


Dad is still a kid at heart yet too. wink.gif Last year my son had a blast plucking apples from the trees....it was fun to watch along with riding the miniature horses, petting the little goats, etc.

There's time yet for the 'eyes....I'm sure they're not in that big of a hurry to be culled. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your right Eric.The fish will always be there and your children will be grown before you know it.Spend all the time with them as possible.

I went cattin tonight and cut it very short as my granddaughters were coming over for the night. smile.gifMuch better than fishing. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Priceless times right here.... grin.gif

ajpicksappleskk9.jpg

ajridesahorseqc3.jpg

ajdaddyinthehayvx9.jpg

My apologies for getting way off the subject here. Just being a proud dad. smirk.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whats that funny looking hat? I have a extra hat for Jr,ERic. wink.gif

Looks like you had a great time with the kids and thats what it is really all about.More parents should spend more time with thier kids and maybe things just might be a little better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow! those pictures bring back memories! grin.gifmy twins turn 20 this sunday!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great pics but the apple orchard is not for me and my wife definitely knows that. smile.gif I like to spend time with my family on the water. smirk.gif It's like this..."Honey, wanna go for a boat ride?". grin.gifgrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Quote:

..."Honey, wanna go for a boat ride?".


Is that "code talk" or are you actually asking to take her out fishing? blush.gifgrin.gif (you don't have to answer that one) wink.gif

Okay, back to fishing lines now smirk.gif A couple things I like about Power Pro is the sensitivity of the line, plus there's no stretch so you get good hook setting power, plus it rips through weeds better than mono.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No code talk, I actually take her out. She's out for tomorrow though. She's more of a "fair weather" fisherwoman.

Superline is the only way to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • DLD24
      I like drifting with them and snap jigging them with a controlled fall...Almost every time you'll feel that tick just as it's hitting bottom... Last time I was on mille lacs that's all I could get them to go on. As far as colors I'd just match the forage Tullies in the lake use blue,purples,silvers....Perch use perch colors.. I think the jiggin rap is my new favorite way to fish, but it gets scary with them little hooks when you got a big eye on lol.
    • DLD24
      Fished Big Sandy from 8-2 today and got 10 eyes (no keepers) keeper crappie and perch.... Marked tons of fish, but it was tough to get them to go, Lindy rig with a half crawler was the best by far. I tried leeches,jigging rap, jig n plastic. Points and reefs were the spots, later in the day a lot of fish were off the edges of the reefs... Just one day this year I'd like a happy medium weather wise, either I'm in 4ft rollers or 90 degrees with zero wind haha.
    • Garmandu
      According to Al Linder you can do it all with them...on his video that I watched a while back he was in deeper water throwing into 15 feet and working it back to the boat.  I have not tried it yet but will have to sometime this year.  Sand or gravel bottom would be the best.
    • ANYFISH2
      Just started playing with these this week as a friend has been have goos luck all summer with them on the Cass lake chain. I have not any success yet but not real sure on the best way to use them with my set this week.  My friend searches pods of fish out with electronics then spot locks and vertical jigs. I have no electronics or spot lock so I have been control drifting and jigging.   My questions...   Is there a depth they work better in, shallow vs. deeper?   Better vertically jigged vs trolled vs casted and jigged?   prime colors? of course my be lake dependent.   typically, aggressive jigging vs subtle jigging?   Thanks for tips
    • Perchy
      Yes, insured. I will ask the adjuster, thanks.
    • Captain Acorn
      Thanks cliff and lb I have actually had better luck with the puppet minnows from northland but I have mainly jigged them vertically definently is a fun way to fish 
    • LBerquist
      I've been trolling at about .5mph while using a jigging rap. This way one guy can still drag a lindy. I keep the front hook intact but my boat has contributed about half a dozen to the lake so far this summer. Im still working on getting the hang of it. If I know I'm in a rough area I will attempt to keep the jig from hitting bottom which still seems to be effective. I did pick up a couple off brands that don't have a front hook that I want to try. This is just what I have been toying around with, I'm definitely not an expert at it.
    • fisherjmb
      Hi Everyone, a couple of questions, I know there is free public boat ramp in Stillwater just above the lift bridge. Is there another public boat ramp further down river? I thought I read somewhere that Beanies is or was becoming a free public boat launch. Is that the case? Also, I am thinking of heading there on Monday to try my luck. Any tactics/depths/areas that have been producing for anyone?
    • proguide
      I would call the catfishing this week seasonal.  It is a pretty normal bite for a period of lower water and heat.  The catfish are in post spawn and spread out in their summer haunts.  The more aggressive fish are in the deeper water in the middle of the river.  As usual stay on the move and keep the bait fresh. Bait does not seem to matter still but people with frogs are saying they are getting their better hits with them. 
    • Rick
      Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp through 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, according to the Department of Natural Resources.  2017 Trout and Salmon Stamp Competition
      First Place: Timothy Turenne Anglers can purchase the trout and salmon stamp validation with their fishing license for an additional $10. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It is also sold as a collectible for $10.75. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to trout and salmon management and habitat work. Trout or salmon must be the primary focus of the design, though other fish species may be included in the design if they are used to depict common interaction between species or are common inhabitants of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. Brook trout designs are not eligible this year. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Winning artists usually issue limited edition prints of the artwork and retain proceeds. Judging will take place Thursday, Aug. 3, at DNR headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul. For more information and contest guidelines, visit mndnr.gov/stamps, or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.